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an anchorwoman at wkbt, lacrosse, wisconsin who normally reports the news. like we do. >> jennifer livingston is the one making the headlines and spreading the message of confidence and empowerment far beyond wisconsin. it all started with a message from a viewer, who took aim at jennifer livingston's weight. writing "i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition has not improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people. girls in particular." on her own newscast, livingston, the mother of three young girls decided it was time to respond. >> so you know nothing about me other than what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> for more than four minutes she faced the camera and the criticism. it has touched off a chorus of kindness. one person saying "that viewer could not have been more wrong. the message you are sending young women is that beauty and brains come in many forms." but livingston says the story isn't just about her. reminding viewers, that october is national anti-bullyi
says she's a poor role model for girls because she's fat. jennifer livingston who works at news 8 in wisconsin calls it a lesson on bullying. >> and here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. if you didn't already know, october is national antibullying month. and this is a problem that is growing every day in our schools and on the internet. >> that was just a portion of the video. livingston took that nasty viewer to task for four minutes. four minutes she went off on her. >> i think i might be in love with jennifer livingston. good for her. i'm going to start doing that with my -- today i want to respond to -- look at her. that was so good. >> when i respond to folks, soledad's like, did you hit them back on twitter? you have to -- >> don't do it on twitter. do it on tv. >> did she call them? you should say, i have an e-mail for so and so and then put it online. >> good for you, jennifer. i support you. that's a great lesson. i'm going to leave a section at the end of the show for that. >> are you talking about soledad's shoes? get at them, soledad. >>> take a
story at that. jennifer livingston made an unusual move when she respond today a viewer e-mail calling her a poor role model because of her weight. trace gallagher live in our west coast news room with more on her. trace? >> reporter: and jennifer livingston has been an anchor in lacrosse, wisconsin, megyn, for about 11 years now, and like all anchors, she's gotten some pretty nasty e-mail over the years, but this time she and her husband decided that she was being bullied. the e-mail from a local lawyer reads in part, quote: it's unusual that i see your morning show, but i did so for a very short time today. i was surprised, indeed, to witness that your physical condition hadn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. well, that struck a nerve considering that jennifer livingston has three young daughters. so she responded on the air. watch. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you th
than a number on a scale. >> that's jennifer livingston. she works for a television station in wisconsin. she turned that letter into a bullying cry. >> here's one viewer's response -- >>> 7:20. a christian legal group defense group is now challenging came's new law that bans therapy that tries to turn gay or lesbian teenagers straight. the conservative pacific justice institute has asked a federal judge in sacramento to rule that the law is unconstitutional. the governor signed the law on saturday. >>> california's central coast is being invaded by bugs. >> it can be really hard to find -- they can be really hard to find because they are really small. >> scientists say the bugs are taking a big bite out of broccoli, cabbage kale and -- cabbage and kale. they say the bugs look like lady bugs but can easily destroy -- destroy a crop. >>> tmz posted this video on its website between nikki minage. she's heard cursing autocarie. auditions were -- cursing mariah carey. >>> and color wie kardashian and mario lopez will be the new "x" factor -- and khloe kardashian and mario lopez
to jennifer livingston, a news anchor in lacrosse, wisconsin. livingston decided to respond to that e-mail yesterday. she says she did on in part because she feels the e-mail is a form of bullying. a major problem that she says needs to be stopped. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really angers me about about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse, each and every day. >> thousands of people have written her messages of support online. to see her entire response, you can check out the news 4 today facebook page. >> the international space station will move into a different orbit tomorrow in order to avoid colliding with debris. the russian space program is helping. the space station only makes evasive maneuvers like this one when the likelihood of a collision exceeds one in 10,000. nasa says space junk is becoming a growing problem for the space industry. six astronauts are on board the space station including two americans. >> who keeps leaving junk in space? i tell you. so rude. >
want to show you how jennifer livingston, a local news anchor in wisconsin responded to a nasty e-mail from a viewer, the viewer called her a bad role model for young girls because of her weight. >> the truth is, i am an overweight. you can call me fat and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something that were i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted you don't watch the show so you know nothing about me, but what you see on the outside and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> yes, ma'am. liz? >> courage to stand up to bullies, your self-worth is not defined by a bully. this anonymous letter writer, coward is setting a bad example for his own children in a month that's anti-bullying month. >> i fight with my wife every day, that woman couldn't have been a more eloquent spokesman for those of us that struggle. >> and what do you think, e-mail your comments on facebook as well. i fight w
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